Ever wanted to explore places off the beaten track, find spots which lie beyond the tourism radar, see things with the eyes of a Vienna local and understand signs, which remain undiscovered for most people passing by? Then this selection should properly feed your bucket list.
Secret spots to be uncovered
- Antisemitism at the Jewish Square
- A Masonic Stone Above My Head
- Da Vinci in Vienna
- A Bunch of Keys On The Floor
- The Last Statues of the Imperial Family
- The lost Boulevard theater
- The most glamorous public toilet?
- The Archduchess with an empty Pyramid
- Playing backgammon with a cow
- Who was Joseph Rothenmeyer?
A Vienna map full of surprises
Find all our undtold places of Vienna in this convenient map. Zoom in / out and click the icons to grasp a short teaser. Each marker enabls you a deep dive into city facts, most locals have never heard of.
The full list of spots underneath the map lets you easily:
- create a route from your current location
- enlarge the map to fullscreen
- download the whole map as .kml file for your personal navigation system
- create a QR code to have an easy shortcut in your pocket during your travels.
Therefore simply use the small icons in the top right corner at each untold place.
|Who was Joseph Rothenmeyer?|
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was buried in a common grave in Vienna, in 1971. Joseph Rothenmeyer was the gravedigger in charge of the burial and ultimately, the only person who knew the exact location of the grave and could have been of help to find Mozart's lost body.
Find the lost place of the gravedigger in this article
Leberstraße 6 Wien, Austria
|Playing Backgammon with a cow|
Find rather curious medieval fresco from approximately 1509 depicting a cow playing backgammon with a Wolf in a house in the center of Vienna.
Click the image to find out more.
Bäckerstraße 12 Wien, Austria
|The empty pyramid of Archduchess Maria Christina|
Why was Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria, different from her siblings? Why was she allowed to have a cenotaph to her memory in the parish church of the Habsburgs? What is inside?
Find the answer!
Augustinerstraße 3 Wien, Austria
|A Bunch of Keys On The Floor|
In 2008, a Memorial with 462 keys was unveiled in Servitengasse, Vienna. Who are the owners of those keys? And Why are they on the floor? Find the answer here.
Servitengasse 11 Wien, Austria
|The most glamorous toilet|
In Vienna, lavatories are worth visiting for many other reasons than the obvious one. In the center of the city you will find this one. What it makes so special can be read here.
Graben 22 Wien, Austria
|The lost Boulevard theater|
Find out the incredible story of the 1893 Boulevard Theater and what it looks like now. This story will surprise you!
Annagasse 3 Wien, Austria
|The Last Statues of the Imperial Family|
Find out where the last statutes of Franz Joseph and Sissi are located in Vienna. We give you some hints here.
Goethegasse 3 Wien, Austria
|Da Vinci in Vienna|
An exact replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper is hidden in Vienna's First District, let's find out where exactly and how it got there.
Minoritenplatz 2A, 1010 Wien, Austria
|A Masonic Stone Above My Head|
Find the very symbolic door to the Grand Lodge of Austria of the Freemasons. Here some details
Rauhensteingasse 3 Wien, Austria
|Antisemitism at the Jewish Square|
Find the story of an antisemitic inscription right in the middle of Judenplatz, an area of Vienna especially dedicated to the Jewish community.
Judenplatz Wien, Austria